April 16, 1943: The hallucinogenic effects of LSD were (accidentally) discovered by Albert Hoffmann.
The rest is, well, history. Here, photos from a 60s art show inspired by LSD.
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Wanderings by the Seine : from Rouen to the source (1835)
Author: Ritchie, Leitch, 1800?-1865; Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, ill. ill
Publisher: London : Published for the proprietor, by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman ; Paris : Rittner & Goupil ; Berlin : A. Asher
On April 26th, 1986, Reactor #4 at the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl exploded, releasing 400 times more radioactive matter than the bombing of Hiroshima. Igor Kostin, then a reporter for the Novosti Agency, took the very first photograph of the accident and continued to endure massive radiation overexposure to document the disaster for International Atomic Energy Agency and for then on for the next twenty years to investigate effects upon mankind and the environment.